Do you want to be a Jedi? Maybe you think you’re pretty good with your light saber, but are you Force sensitive? Here’s your chance to test your skills against the dark side in the Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple at Disneyland. This interactive experience was recently reimagined with new characters and a villain from Disney XD's "Star Wars Rebels." We've got the scoop so you can master Jedi Training at Disneyland.
Signing Up for Jedi Training at Disneyland
If you want to be a Jedi Padawan, you need a little knowledge and wisdom to make it into training, so I will let you in on some secrets for mastering Jedi Training at Disneyland. First of all, you need to sign up early. Like the first thing you should do when you enter the park is to go sign up for a show during the first two hours of normal park operation. Padawans can sign up during Disneyland's Magic Morning and Extra Magic Hours. If your tadpoles REALLY want to eroll, consider making signups your first stop on those days.
There are several shows to choose from each day, and the early ones fill up first. To sign up, go to the exit for Star Wars Launch Bay, near the entrance to Autopia. Make sure you go with your parents because you will have to answer a few questions like your name and age and whether you can follow directions. By the way, you can only participate if you are between the ages of 4 and 12. They will give you a receipt (don’t worry, there’s no cost—it’s one of many free things to do at Disneyland). Have your parent hold onto this receipt.
This early sign-in is a new system they just started during the Season of the Force. You used to have to go to the show and just hope that they picked you. Now you know going in that made it into the program. Whew! What a relief!
When to Arrive for Jedi Training at Disneyland
Next, you will arrive about 30 minutes before the training to the same place you signed in. You will bring your receipt with you. They will outfit you with your cloak and line you up by height. I may be small, but so was Jedi Master Yoda, and he was green too! They will send your parents to the stage so they can be ready to watch you and cheer you on. Then the Jedi trainers will walk you over at show time. There you will receive your light saber—never use this on your fellow trainees!
Be sure to follow the Jedi teachers’ instructions. You will use the Force and your light saber to battle either Darth Vader or a Jedi catcher. Use your powers to defeat the dark side! After the show you will return your cloak and light saber and join your parents in the audience. Hopefully they had their camera ready to take video or pictures you can see. But even if they didn’t, Disneyland employees will give your parents a Photopass so you can go online and see (and maybe purchase) all the pictures Disney photographers took! Tad loves being a Padawan, but he is getting a little old to participate as he moves into a higher level of training, so last time he recorded the training instead. If you younglings really want to be prepared, make sure to watch the video!
If you really love Star Wars you can meet Darth Vader or Chewbacca in Star Wars Launch Bay, or enjoy more at Star Tours. If you are brave enough and tall enough, you can also experience Star Wars at Hyperspace Mountain. I like trying some of the food and treats available during the Season of the Force. I love my souvenir Droid sipper!
Have a question about the new Jedi Training at Disneyland? Drop us a line in the comments below. Let us know when you plan to visit. Have fun and may the force be with you!